Well, that was fast…
I started posting these notes five years ago today, and 1,645 postings later, I’m still at it. Today I took a look at some of the items I ran during my first few weeks online.
Some Things Haven’t Changed
Here’s the first video I ever posted: “70 Million”, by the Paris-based, Franco-American band Hold Your Horses.
It was complemented by another video about the inspirations for the images in the “70 Million” video. Try playing them simultaneously.
Still posting music, and still love this one.
Saying Goodbye to Breaking Bad
Was it really five years ago? For me, Breaking Bad was the Greatest Series Ever, and I still post about it at the drop of a pork pie hat.
No change; still obsessed.
Dorothy Parker said she hated to talk to people from the UK, because they made her feel like she should be carrying a papoose on her back. I, on the other hand, am a pushover for anything said in one of the 684 recognized British accents.
And I love British comedy. Here’s Chris Turner, performing at The Glee Club, Cardiff:
Still a passionate Anglophile, still posting a disproportionate number of entries about the UK, even though Britain’s future looks grim, because of the self-inflicted damage resulting from Brexit. But then, it’s probably inappropriate for an American to criticize Brexit, since that was only the second most idiotic electoral result of 2016.
Summer Restaurant Week 2013 was what gave me the incentive to start blogging, and gave me the material I needed to get through the first few weeks.
Still at it. Posting Summer Restaurant Week 2018 pictures over the next two weeks.
Some Things Have Changed, Thank God
On the left, the first Home Cooking picture I ever posted, long before my self-improvement Cookery Project started in 2016. On the right, the most recent Home Cooking picture
Cajun Chicken and Rice
2013’s Poached Halibut and Asparagus with Basil-Tarragon Sauce vs 2018’s Cajun Chicken and Rice
I remember being so proud of the halibut, because I’d never poached fish before that.
I think my skill set and style have improved since then.
Much more to come in the next five years!